Remember, they started the War to begin with.
"Remember, they started the War to begin with."
Of course they did. Never said they didn't. Only asked the question "why is the instant evaporation of human beings considered more humane than shooting, shelling, or napalming them to death?". Because it was quicker? Because they can conveniently be reduced to the category of "the enemy" rather than "human being"? I don't understand the mentality that can categorize the instant death of many innocents (and many were) as somehow better than prolonging their agony if the end result is their eventual death anyway.
I'd like to say that every person incinerated at Dresden was a card-carrying Nazi willing to follow Hitler to the last breath, or that every Japanese at Hiroshima was willing to do likewise on behalf of the Emperor, but the fact is, I can't and so can no one else. For all we know, had rampant starvation and disease ovecome Japan, the military men would have been swept from power and a more human peace instituted.